Hasty pudding is a pudding or porridge of grains cooked in milk or water. In the United States, it invariably refers to a version
made of ground corn. Hasty pudding is notably mentioned in a verse of the early American song Yankee Doodle.
Since the 16th century at least, hasty pudding has been a British dish of wheat flour cooked in boiling milk or water until it reaches the consistency of a thick batter or an oatmeal porridge. Hasty pudding was used as a term for the latter byHannah Glasse in The Art of Cookery (1747).